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Coaching Competencies

Behavioural Boundaries in Business Coaching

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2013), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Best-practice coaching involves the coach acting as a thought partner for a client, helping them structure their conscious thinking around a specific practical issue. This process is […]

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Business Coaching Coaching

Balancing Interests in Business Coaching

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2013), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Business coaching often involves a three-cornered relationship between the coach (or team of coaches), the client organisation paying for the coaching, and the individual executives, managers or […]

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Business Coaching Coaching Personal Development

Business Coaching: Wisdom and Practice (2nd Edition)

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron with contributing author Marti Janse van Rensburg In Business Coaching: Wisdom and Practice, Dr Stout-Rostron unlocks the secrets of this dynamic, developing profession in an easy-to-read, highly practical format. The book provides a revealing overview of the entire coaching process, examining the latest theoretical trends and cutting-edge theories and providing practical advice: from […]

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Coaching Executive Coaching Leadership Development

Rules of the Game: Living Organisational Values with Integrity

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2013), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) There are many ways to define the “rules of the game”, and in business coaching some rules are implied while others are contracted. For example, if you […]

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Coaching

Leadership Development Survey

The first comprehensive Leadership Development Survey of the South African business landscape was carried out by Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, Wilhelm Crous and Natalie Cunningham in 2013. It is the result of our Leadership Development Survey to 160 companies in South Africa with a combined workforce of 2.7 million, spanning all sectors of the economy and […]

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Coaching Competencies Ethics

Ethics and Integrity

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2013), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Ethics are most often recognized as the rules of conduct in respect of a particular group or culture, or the moral principles of an individual. Ethics is […]

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Coaching Competencies Personal Development

Developing a Thinking Environment for Transformational Coaching Practice

With Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron and Creina Schneier The question Nancy Kline thinks coaches need to be asking themselves is, “What more can we do to help people to think for themselves?” If you are a trained coach, coaching psychologist, team coach, facilitator or HR/OD officer/consultant who wishes to enhance your mastery of practice as a […]

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Coaching Ethics Executive Coaching

Contracting Boundaries

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Contracting the relationship Developing the habit of both formal and informal contracting is one of the first steps in beginning to understand the dynamics of formulating a […]

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Coaching Personal Development

The Reconstruction Of Meaning

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za)  Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life (Victor Frankl, 1946:105). Reconstruction of meaning is one of the most important levels in which practitioners […]

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Coaching Executive Coaching Leadership Development Personal Development

Achieving Your Desired Outcomes

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) The focus of the coaching conversation is to help the client work towards achieving their desired outcomes. It is in this process of reflection, where coach […]